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taxon Line breaks: taxon
Pronunciation: /ˈtaksɒn/

Definition of taxon in English:

noun (plural taxa ˈtaksə)

A taxonomic group of any rank, such as a species, family, or class.
Example sentences
  • The extent of polyploidy in target taxa and related species was generally unknown.
  • Each taxon represents a single species, except where the number of taxa is given in parentheses.
  • For this study, we were not able to obtain standard samples for these species taxa.


1920s: back-formation from taxonomy.

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